In August 2016, a CCP evaluation team worked with BKMI II staff to apply a qualitative evaluation methodology, Outcome Harvesting, to measure the effect of BKMI II’s capacity strengthening efforts on the MOHFW, SBCC stakeholders and communities of practice (COPs). In addition to classifying outcomes according to the types of programmatic activities, the evaluation also classified whether the outcomes occurred at an individual, organization or system level. In addition, the evaluation assessed the sustainability potential of outcomes according to a set of criteria.
Through systematic project document review, discussion with key BKMI II staff and collaboration with external consultants, the evaluation team harvested and verified 51 outcomes. The outcomes reflected key areas of BKMI II’s capacity strengthening, focusing on three SBCC units within the MOHFW and revitalizing COPs, such as the Behavior Change Communication Working Group and the Health Population Nutrition SBCC Coordination Committee.